Google’s artificial intelligence could transform the way we make music

Google has launched a project to use artificial intelligence to create compelling art and music, offering a reminder of how technology is rapidly changing what it means to be a musician, and what makes us distinctly human. Google’s Project Magenta, announced this month, aims to push the state of the art in machine intelligence that’s used to generate music and art. “We don’t know what artists and musicians will do with these new tools, but we’re excited to find out,” said Douglas Eck, the project’s leader in a blog post. “Daguerre and later Eastman didn’t imagine what Annie Liebovitz or Richard Avalon would accomplish in photography. Surely Rickenbacker and Gibson didn’t have Jimi Hendrix or St. Vincent in mind.” Google has already released a song demonstrating the technology. The song…


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